Skunk Harbor

MODERATE 97 reviews

Skunk Harbor is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

beach

lake

views

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22 days ago

Nice hike. The main trail is wide and unobstructed due to being a forest service road. Did it in flip flops. Short cuts down make it fast. Short cuts up make it a challenge. The main path is easier for the climb back especially after swimming and rock jumping. Beautiful cove for swimming.

27 days ago

Beautiful beach at the base. Easy to go down but a workout climbing back up.

walking
27 days ago

Was a nice walk down to the water. Breaks off on two paths (one wider path and one narrower/more challenging) once you're about half way. The water is stunning, warm and a beautiful little piece of paradise. There are some small boats anchored in the area while people hang/swim. Parking is tricky and limited during the weekend so try and go during the week! Will recommend and would love to go back!

Great little hike, my advice ...stick to the larger path instead of the short cut if you have small children or a cooler. Once you get to the shore,There is little to no beach, it's mainly all rocky shore.

1 month ago

beautiful quiet hike to beach. water clear and warm for a lake.

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1 month ago

Beautiful!

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1 month ago

This hike starts from the 28 freeway and follows a forest service road. There are a couple of points where you can get some nice views from the trail. There are some mountain biking trails that can shave off some of the mileage, but would make for a steep ascent. Dogs are welcome on the trail but please pick up the deuce and take it with you.

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1 month ago

Great hike! Secluded beach, recommend getting there early. Lots of mosquitos!! So many it kinda ruined the day but nonetheless was a cool spot.

1 month ago

A beautiful hike with many breathtaking views. I highly recommend it. Skunk harbor is beautiful and there is a historical building with marker there.

walking
1 month ago

the lake area was far more crowded than I expected it to be, but was able to find a little cove in the rocks to be alone. Was a great hike, would do it again for sure